Governors State University is proud to host the 106th Annual Meeting of the Illinois State Academy of Science on Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26. About 200 undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty members from colleges and universities throughout Illinois are expected to attend the conference. The meeting will present student research projects via poster displays and oral presentations The poster sessions and oral presentations are free and open to the public. Poster sessions will be held from 2:30- 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Oral presentations will be held from 9 a.m.-12:30 on Saturday.
An additional highlight of the meeting is a keynote address titled “Science and Cinema” at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Center for Performing Arts given by Dr. Marius Stan. Dr. Stan is a senior scientist with the Energy Engineering and Systems Analysis Directorate at Argonne National Laboratory, a senior fellow with the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago and a senior fellow with the Institute for Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. He is also an actor and writer. You might recognize him from the TV series “Breaking Bad” where he was featured as the carwash owner, Bogdan Wolynetz. The presentation is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Visit the Center box office or call 708.235.2222.